Administrative Units

The Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Long, has responsibility for the offices listed below.


Economic Development

The Economic Development unit leads campus-wide corporate and government engagement supporting innovation community growth, including the University’s Science Technology and Advanced Research Campus. As a land grant institution, UD is actively engaged in addressing the critical needs of our state, our nation and the global community through its economic development efforts.

Director:  Tracy Shickel

Admin. Assistant: Sharon Turner
Contact:  (302) 831-2200

Emergency Management, Health & Safety

Emergency Management, Health & Safety is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the entire University of Delaware community by maintaining a secure and open environment where the safety of everyone is our primary goal and responsibility. The Department strives to accomplish its mission while adhering to its core values of Excellence, Professionalism, and Quality Service.

Assoc. VP, Emergency Management & Safety:  Mark Seifert

Admin. Assistant: Chrissy Ljuba
Contact:  (302) 831-7285

Facilities, Real Estate & University Architect

The Facilities, Real Estate and University Architect (FREUA) unit consists of Facilities Administration, Facilities Management and the Offices of Real Estate & Real Estate Development, and Planning and Project Delivery.  FREUA is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the University’s physical plant, which includes all academics, administrative, residential and conference facilities as well as  oversees all minor and major renovations and construction projects on campus.

Vice President:  Peter Krawchyk

Admin. Assistant:  Sharon Turner

Contact:  (302) 831-0399


The Vice President for Finance  provides leadership, planning and coordination for the University’s financial operations and has direct oversight of treasury services, financial analysis and reporting, general accounting, tax planning and reporting, federal cost accounting, procurement, auxiliary services and risk management.

Vice President:  Vacant
Admin. Assistant:  Kimberly Greenplate
Contact: (302) 831-8913

Human Resources

Human Resources supports the academic mission of the University of Delaware by promoting and supporting an environment of excellence, respect, diversity and inclusiveness, where all faculty, staff and students can thrive and excel. As a strategic partner with the University community, we deliver valuable and innovative services that will attract, develop, reward and engage the institution’s most valuable asset-its people. The office is comprised of the following units: Payroll, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor Relations, HR Systems, Talent Solutions, Human Resource Business Partners.

Vice President:  Melissa Bard
Admin. Assistant: Abby Pyle
Contact: (302) 831-1260

Information Technologies

Information Technologies (UD IT) provides the University with a robust technology environment that allows students, faculty, and staff to pursue academic studies, conduct top-flight research, and manage university operations easily and effectively. IT is comprised of eight teams: Academic Technology Services, Client Support & Services, Enterprise Systems & Cloud Services, Information Security, Network & Infrastructure Services, Research Cyberinfrastructure, Strategic Operations, and University Media Services.

Chief Information Officer and Vice President:  Sharon Pitt
Admin. Assistant:  Heidi Dowlin
Contact: (302) 831-8687

Internal Audit & Compliance

The Office of Internal Audit & Compliance serves as a proactive partner with the University’s management and staff to enhance business processes and internal controls, and monitor compliance, with federal, state, and local regulations.  The office provides services in distinct, yet related, disciplines.  Their purpose is to support the mission of the University by providing an independent, fair and objective appraisal of UD’s operational, financial, compliance, and reputational risks.  Serving and safeguarding our community by recognizing risks in what we do and mitigating those risks, and promoting a University wide culture of compliance and ethics.

Director:  Kirk Die
Phone:  302-831-1612


The University of Delaware’s Investments Office is responsible for investing and overseeing the University’s $1.5 billion in endowment and other long-term funds.  Managed by the University’s Chief Investment Officer, the Investments Office will seek to maximize long-term total returns consistent with a reasonable protection of principal and in accordance with the Board of Trustees investment policies and objectives. The investment policies of the endowment are designed to balance the needs of current University of Delaware students with the needs of future generations of students.

Chief Investment Officer:  Keith Walter
Phone: 302-831-2349


Supplier Diversity

The Supplier Diversity Program leads the charge in implementing the University’s goal of a diverse and inclusive supply chain. This is communicated to all stakeholders, thereby ensuring equitable opportunities for diverse firms to do business with the University of Delaware. This is done through providing outreach, networking and educational opportunities to suppliers, university, local and community stakeholders.

Chief Supplier Diversity Officer:  Victoria Daniels


Admin. Assistant: Sharon Turner

Contact: (302) 831-2200


University Police Department

The University of Delaware’s Police Department works to create an environment where people can feel safe to learn, work, live and visit and is committed to providing quality service and protection to the entire University community.

Assoc. VP & Chief of Police: Patrick Ogden

Admin. Assistant: Lauren Cox-Ristenbatt
Contact: (302) 831-1204


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